Technical Assistance Guidelines Resources

The following list of resources is meant to supplement these Guidelines, providing additional detail on specific topics that were not addressed in detail.

Community Engagement

  • Best Practices for Community Engagement & Building Successful Projects
    California Air Resources Board

    This document provides guidance for improving responsiveness to the needs of disadvantaged communities, and our mutual goals and best practices. These lessons can be used to incorporate community leadership at many different stages of a program or project.

  • Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning: A Framework
    Movement Strategy Center

    This document provides a framework to community-driven resilience planning and offers useful guiding principles and tools to develop community-driven planning processes.

  • From Community Engagement to Ownership: Tools for the Field with Four Case Studies of Municipal Community-Driven Environmental & Racial Equity Committees
    Urban Sustainability Directors Network

    This document provides a framework of developmental stages from community engagement to ownership. The spectrum can be used as a tool to facilitate community participation in decision-making, and importantly offers clarity on the difference between merely “informing” to “empowering” community members.

  • Making Equity Real in Climate Adaptation and Community Resilience Policies and Grant Programs: A Guidebook
    The Greenlining Institute

    This document offers a four-step guide to making equity real within climate policies and grant programs: embed equity into the mission, build equity into the process, ensure equity outcomes, and measure for equity. While the focus of this document is specifically centered on climate adaptation, the recommendations and steps contained within are applicable to operationalizing equity within any content area.

  • SB 1000 Toolkit: Planning for Healthy Communities
    California Environmental Justice Alliance

    This document offers robust, detailed, and comprehensive strategies for community engagement. While the focus of this document is specifically centered on SB 1000 implementation, it offers many strategies and frameworks that are applicable to equitable community engagement more broadly.

  • Public Engagement Framework
    Institute for Local Government

    The TIERS Public Engagement Framework and its companion program, the TIERS Learning Lab, provide a step-by-step approach to public engagement, including resources to plan and implement inclusive public engagement.


  • State Contracting Manual Volume 1
    California Department of General Services

    This document is provided as a resource to those in California state government who are involved in the state’s contracting process. It provides the policies, procedures, and guidelines to promote sound business decisions and practices in securing necessary services for the state.

  • State Contracting Manual Volume Fi$Cal
    California Department of General Services

    This document is provided as a resource to those persons in California state government who are involved in the State's procurement of non-IT and IT goods and services and are using the FI$Cal (Financial Information System for California). It provides the policies, procedures, and methods to promote sound business decision practices in securing necessary goods and services for the State.

  • California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) Guide
    California Department of General Services

    This guide provides helpful information related to the process for executing contracts through CMAS, including an FAQ document.

  • CMAS Contractor Database
    Department of General Services

    A search tool to find CMAS suppliers.


  • Best Practices in Community Based Participatory Practice
    Psychology Applied Research Center at Loyola Marymount University

    The focus of this report is on Community-Based Participatory Practices (CBPP) in the California Department of Public Health’s California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP). The report also provides more general advice based on lessons learned through CRDP, with a focus on community engagement in evaluation.

  • Evaluation Guide: Fundamentals of Evaluating Partnerships
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    This guide provides guidance on approaches to and methods of evaluation to aid in skill building on a wide range of general evaluation topics. Although the guide was developed for use by Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention programs, the information provides useful information on evaluating partnerships for government programs more generally.

  • Logic Model Development Guide
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    This guide provides presents a basic introduction to the logic model as an action-oriented tool for program planning and evaluation, including sample logic models, exercises, and examples. It also provides guidance on how to expand a basic logic model to explore and explain the theory of-change that describes the rationale for your program.


  • How to Develop a Success Story Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    A short guide to highlighting the achievements and progress of a program or activity, including clear steps, style recommendations and examples.